Posts Tagged ‘Burry stander’

94.7 MTB race & Specialized Concept store opening


In Johannesburg, attended the Specialized Concept store opening here in the amazing Melrose Arch last night. Good to see fellow Specialized riders Burry Stander and Dan Hugo and caught up with journos (read “old triathletes”) from way back. Paul Ingpen, Sean Badenhorst and the like.

All the best for South Africa’s only concept store. Looks great. Signing autographs (on above poster from XTERRA Worlds in Maui) from 11 to 2 today. So book your flight now!

Racing 94.7 MTB race in 2 hrs. The road race is huge 26 000 riders. Not sure what the MTB race holds- Burry Stander and Kevin Evans are racing. But then, its end of season for all of us, not one is really in form, so one could call it: “May the least pathetic win…”

Won XTERRA Las Vegas

Conrad Stoltz- XTERRA Lake Las Vegas

Its always good to start the season with a win.  Even though Josiah Middaugh made my job a lot easier by flatting when he poached my line…

More complete post later. Click here for XTERRA report and complete results.

I got the job done on the bike- this moon landscape course is very particular- there were lots of crashes and flat tires. I had my Specialized Epic Sworks’ Brain suspension set up super plush and could safely (well, kind of) power through the rough stuff – Caveman style.

I know its last years’ World Champs race kit ,(2010 kit is in the mail) but check out my new flash Green and Gold (Springbok) Oakley Radars!

Congrats to fellow Avia racer Shonny Vanlandingham for kicking off the XTERRA season with a bang, Raynard Tissink (we raced each other as juniors) won Ironman South Africa, And Burry Stander got 3rd at the 1st UCI World Cup

Sea Otter Classic XC 2010

Conrad Stoltz

2009 Pic from


The suspension on my Epic 29er was so dialled –

it rode like a couch…

Specialized killed it:

Burry won, Todd 3rd and Susi 4th.


Hectic busy with packing and travel – more later.

1 ) Burry Stander 01:23:13
2 ) Geoff Kabush 01:23:13
3 ) Todd Wells 01:23:15
4 ) Christopher Sauser 01:24:19
5 ) Roel Paulissen 01:25:27
6 ) Manuel Fumic 01:25:52
7 ) Jeremy Horgan-Kob 01:26:05
8 ) Jeremiah Bishop 01:26:06
9 ) Marco Aurelio Fon 01:26:30
10 ) Chris Sheppard 01:26:35
11 ) Carl Decker 01:27:57
12 ) Barry Wicks 01:27:57
13 ) Adam Morka 01:28:13
14 ) Conrad Stoltz 01:28:14
15 ) Jason Sager 01:28:14
16 ) Benjamin Sonntag 01:28:14
17 ) Lachlan Norris 01:28:50
18 ) Travis Livermon 01:29:33
19 ) Kris Sneddon 1:29:391:29:47
20 ) Thomas Turner 1:29:47

Full Sea Otter Classic 2010 Results.

These pics are better for Monterey/ Sea Otter post below…


Todd Wells, Burry Stander, Christoph Sauser


Burry and I enjoying Afrikaans

Warming up for Sea Otter short track


I went for a warm up with Todd Wells, Burry Stander and Christoph Sauser along the ocean path in Monterey.

Short Track starts at 3.15. Its a short lap of off road riding- after 25min the bell rings which signals the last lap. This race is all about raw horse power and gallons of lactic acid. Not really an endurance Caveman game. I think the last time I had gallons of battery acid in my veins was…. um, actually the Specialized lunch time ride I did last Wednesday!

Susi and Burry are 29er virgins- today will be their 1st race on the big hoops. Burry’s Specialized 29er Hard Tail is 8.6kg (18.9lbs)

Last year Specialized made a great showing- Todd Wells won the Short Track and Christoph the XC. I was 8th in the XC and hope to blow the cobwebs out for the opening of an exciting season of MTB, XTERRA and 70.3 racing…




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Cavegirl on the way!!!

Cavegirl on the way!!!
Liezel and I are happy to announce our baby girl on the way! We are 23 weeks in, #PrincessHotstuff is fit and trim, and for me, time is not moving fast enough!  Due date 15-5-15. Suuuuper excited prix viagra en pharmacie! With these genes, she’ll be shooting hoops while wheelie-ing at the age of 3. […]
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Being the Caveman is hard work- have been busy…

Being the Caveman is hard work- have been busy…
As you all know, its easy to overindulge and pack on the pounds during the festive season, so Cross Training is a key ingredient to keeping the Caveman fit and flexable. Gotta keep on top of skills training too. Breakfast sure wasnt pretty. But its all part of the food chain… Like I said, being […]
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Caveman wins in mountain region of Scanno at XTERRA Italy

Caveman wins in mountain region of Scanno at XTERRA Italy
XTERRA Italy has the most amazing course! Parts through the old mountain town of Scanno. To the tune of "eye of the tiger" (thanks DJ Jack!) Caveman wins XTERRA Italy by 4 minutes. XTERRA Italy made is debut in the idyllic mountain town of Scanno, in the province of Abruzzo. In terms of the culture […]
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Caveman’s specialized equipment choices in quest for 7th World title

Caveman’s specialized equipment choices in quest for 7th World title
#aeroiseverything #soisfattyres #dittohorsepower ITU Cross Triathlon Worlds 2013 Long version Cross Tri Worlds Highlights. (Short version- 2.40) Racing through the dunes, stairs and sidewalks of Holland proved a fertile ground for innovative equipment choices.  From the video you can get a feel for the course- but the real test was the long sections of deep, […]
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a Caveman car for a Caveman situation…

a Caveman car for a Caveman situation…
Caveman’s Stellenbosch Kelfords Ford Fietsta Ambiente 1.4 [Open letter to friend and owner of Kelfords Ford and Mazda in Somerset West, South Africa] Dear Tristan, Thank you very much for the use of your wonderful little Ford Fiesta. We love the fuel economy, (5.9L per 100km) the nippy handling, the voice activated, hands free phone […]
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Cheers to a remarkable 2012

Cheers to a remarkable 2012
18 races, 1 World Title (ITU Cross Tri), my 10th XTERRA USA Series title, 10 victories, 16 podiums and many many special memories. My sporting highlight was winning my 2nd ITU Cross Triathlon World Title in Pelham Alabama, USA. a Personal highlight was sharing the entire year and all the remarkable experiences with my gorgeous […]
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